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When looking at Connor Baxter’s incredible career, it is hard not to notice that his form through the 2019 season hasn’t been what we have come to expect from the multiple times World Champion. However, watching him take on the best of the best today and coming out with victory in the Sprints was a clear reminder that Connor is still very much at the top of his game and has a great deal more in the tank.

In a final that was without doubt one for the ages, Connor’s grit determination, physical ability and mental strength, enabled him to overcome Denmark’s Casper Steinfath to take victory, at a moment where Casper was one heat away from securing his first World Title. An incredible achievement by the celebrated Champion from Maui, as he now sets his sights on the Paris SUP Open event title in tomorrow’s distance race down the River Seine.

Connor’s performance today not only sets the scene for a strong finish to the season, but already bodes well for a great year ahead, as Connor makes a statement at this all important final stop for 2019.